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16 October 2014
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Q. Describe Scottish reactions to Irish immigrants in 1830s.

In our opinion, the Irish have as much right to come to this country to better their lives as the Scots and English have to go to Ireland or any other part of Britain for the same reason. Let us hear no more complaints about the influx of Irish having a bad effect on Scotland unless it is to do something about tackling the problems which caused the emigration.

The Glasgow Courier, 1830

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